Summer 2011 Interns
From Left to Right: Sara Nettleton, Carmyn Chapman, Cameron Khodabakhsh, Kelli Killion and Amol Nadkarni
Carmyn Chapman is a USD senior majoring in international relations with a peace and justice minor. She spent the summer of 2009 in a USD Summer Study Abroad program in Paris, taking courses in French and ethics. The recipient of a Trustee Scholarship and on the Dean's List, Carmyn is also on the USD Women's Swimming and Diving team and was the Black Student Union Athletic Representative from 2009 to 2010. She is also on the staff of the United Front Multicultural Center. Carmyn hails from Dover, N.H., where she has been active in the local chapter of the Red Cross and the Special Olympics.
Kelli Killion is a USD senior majoring in international relations with a minor in English and history. She spent the 2010 fall semester studying in Freiburg, Germany, with the European Union Program, which afforded her the opportunity to visit E.U. institutions such as the European Parliament, European Council and the European Court of Justice. She is a member of the Mortar Board – Chapter 216 – Alcalá Senior Honor Society and has served as a preceptorial assistant. Kelli is a recipient of the Board of Trustees’ Scholarship, is on the Dean’s List and is active in the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. Kelli is from Lubbock, Texas, where she worked as an assistant at the Killion Law Firm.
Cameron Khodabakhsh is a USD senior majoring in international relations with minors in economics and Spanish. He studied at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid during Fall 2010, and during Spring 2010 interned at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies of the National Defense University of the U.S. Department of Defense. Iran is a geographic area of study for Cameron; he is particularly interested in U.S.-Iran relations and Iranian foreign policy as a whole. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Farsi.
Amol Nadkarni is a senior at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., where he is majoring in history with a minor in conflict analysis and resolution. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has worked as a tennis assistant, teaching children tennis skills at the McLean Racquet and Health Club. Amol's area of geographic interest is the Middle East, in particular the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Sara Nettleton is studying at USD for an M.A. in international relations, having earned a B.A. in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), with a minor in political science. She studied at Cambridge University through UCI and traveled throughout the U.K. and France. At USD she is the recipient of a Dean's Merit Scholarship. From November 2010 through May 2011, Sara participated in the Spillover Violence Capstone Project, a collaborative research project among the Trans-Border Institute, the National Defense and Intelligence College and the Congressional Research Service to learn about spillover violence from the drug war in Mexico. Sara is from La Jolla and has interned at the Law Firm of Miller and Milove in San Diego.